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The increase in alternative work arrangements (temp agency workers, gig work, etc.) among older workers is due to low wages stemming from older workers' decreased bargaining power. 

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can cause wage declines for workers who do not receive the tax credit. 

Workers in low-wage households are more likely to experience economic shocks and to withdraw from their retirement accounts, exacerbating pre-existing inequalities in the retirement savings system.

This study evaluates a Social Security "Catch-Up" contribution program, a proposal which would help mid-career workers narrow the gap between what they need in retirement and their projected retirement wealth. 

This study identifies what is driving the loss of bargaining power suppressing older workers' wages. 

The rates of elder poverty among widows and single women are higher than among couples and men.

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